His son Wilhelm III has requested that Wilhelm II does not return to Germany until the monarchy is re-established. Adolf Hitler, personally hating Wilhelm II and the Royal Family, agreed to this. However, when he died, Himmler wanted the Kaiser's body taken back to Berlin, under the advice of pro-Kaiserreich Joseph Goebbels. Upon the death of Wilhelm III, Himmler wanted to give him a Berlin state funeral, but in his will, he refused. He also refused Nazi insignia to be shown during the final rites. His son Wilhelm IV managed to convince Himmler not to do this.
Today, Wilhelm II has left behind a complicated legacy, especially now, in wartime.